Australia’s veteran David Warner says he is expecting to see “at least 25 per cent crowds” being allowed inside the stadiums when his team host India later this year.
Warner said he was looking forward to the big-ticket assignment against one of their biggest rivals.
“Well, I am looking forward to the tour which will be a great battle between two very highly competitive teams. And, I hope at least 25 per cent crowds will be allowed as was the case with some football matches. That will be fantastic,” said Warner.
Earlier this week, Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews revealed that his government is currently negotiating with Cricket Australia and Tennis Australia to have crowd attendance for the city’s iconic sports events — Boxing Day Test and the Australian Open.
Warner is currently warming up to ply his trade for the lead SunRisers Hyderabad in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE.
Speaking on the challenge of playing the IPL in a bio-secure bubble for the first time ever, Warner said a few words.
“It is difficult for some to be away from their families for such a long time. But, I do believe once the event starts, the players will be more focussed on the game. I think the BCCI and the hosts here have done a fantastic job to get the IPL going.
All the players have to do is to be smart, look after their mental aspect well by doing small things to be fresh for any challenges,” said Warner, one of the tournament’s top-performers in recent years.
You play the game as the rest of things are being taken care off in these testing times during the pandemic. With no crowds at the ground which any team would miss, everyone will stay in a competitive frame of mind once the event gets along.” he concluded.